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Boys Tennis Advances to State Tourney

The boys tennis team is Section 2A champions and will move on to play at the Class A State Tournament at Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center. Their first match is on Tuesday, June 4, at 2pm versus Pine City. Here's a link to the Class A team bracket. The individual qualifying matches are being played today (5/24) and Tuesday, 5/28. Congratulations, Mustangs!

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NCECA 2019

Three of Breck's visual arts students were accepted into this year's National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts K-12 Student Show! This year's show had over 1,100 entries with only 150 piece chosen for the show from all grade levels across the country.

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Lower School Student Council

At Breck, students of all ages have the opportunity to lead clubs, join committees working on special initiatives, and be a member of student councils. Each opportunity offers students a great deal of influence on shaping the culture and climate of the school but also involves a significant amount of risk as being a leader among their peers.

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Malcom Yearby at ICYV 2018

Malcolm Yearby '20 was selected to be a member of the inaugural International Congress of Youth Voices. After being nominated by a Breck faculty member, he was selected for his commitment to leadership and social justice and passion and eloquence as a writer. 

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Viewpoints

Viewpoints Leadership
Stacy Glaus

High school sports can be one of the greatest teaching tools that a young person experiences in their development. The leadership on those teams, from the coaches, captains and upper classmates, helps establish a student athlete's foundation of values and expectations for themselves, as well as establishing their path for helping others. Education-Based Athletics is at the core of this development.

A Few Comments about Leadership and Common Ground
Jill Schurtz, President, Breck Board of Trustees

When asked about two of the institutions I love, West Point and Breck, I describe them as strikingly similar - not because I view Breck as militaristic.  Rather, from my perspective, both embrace the values of character, courage, and service in their devotion to the mission of graduating our next generation of citizen-leaders, and more importantly, leaders of character. 

Lower School Student Council
Today at Breck Magazine Feature

At Breck, students of all ages have the opportunity to lead clubs, join committees working on special initiatives, and be a member of student councils. Each opportunity offers students a great deal of influence on shaping the culture and climate of the school but also involves a significant amount of risk as being a leader among their peers.

Lower School holiday program rehearsal
Stacy Glaus

Choosing a school for your child can be challenging and stressful for any family. This current Breck parent shares her family's decision-making process in this article featured in the Viewpoints newsletter.

Creating an environment for learning
Peg Bailey, Lower School Director

Lower School Director Peg Bailey explores the distinctive attributes of the learning environment at Breck.

LS Student
Dr. Daisy Pellant, Director of the Peter Clark Center

An enriching early childhood experience is vital to future brain development and the corresponding outcomes in our brains and in life.

Lower School Student Reads book
Dr. Natalia Rico Hernández, Head of School

Why do adults seem to give the early years the lowest priority in the educational experience? Head of School Dr. Natalia Rico Hernández explores this topic in this issue of On My Mind.

Teacher Jenny Bennett with students
Natalia Rico Hernández, Head of School

As skilled educators, Breck faculty understand that students learn best when discrete skills, socio-emotional or otherwise, are applied to varied contexts in developmentally appropriate ways from preschool through 12th grade.

Breck Chapel
Alexis Kent, Religion Department Head and MS Chaplain

Being an Episcopal School offers yet another opportunity for students to engage in their development of identity and empowerment of voice. Throughout the Preschool through 12th grade experience, Religion class and Chapel provide spaces where students discern their own beliefs and how those beliefs relate to others.

Students at Sheridan Story
Frederique Schmidt, Community Engagement Coordinator

Our Community Engagement program is set up to meet each student where they are and allows them to develop these skill at their own pace. Success looks and feels different to each student.


 

First-Grade Buddies at Homecoming
Lisa Heurung, Katy Pearson, and Staci Prior, Breck Counselors

“Students’ Physical and Emotional Growth are Important in the Pursuit of Potential.” This is taken from the values section of Breck’s mission statement. We know that being intentional about social emotional well-being supports academic health and achievement. How this looks in school will be somewhat different depending on your child’s age.

Breck School Wilder MN
Natalia Rico Hernández, Head of School

Are schools that are rich in history and tradition also known as traditional schools? Head of School Dr. Natalia R. Hernández shares this question in her series, On My Mind.

Middle School Design Thinking
Sky Fauver, Middle School Director

Everyone was talking about last week's 29-29 tie between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers. But when it comes to two Middle Schoolers, the nature of their post-game conversation was reflective of the environment we strive to provide our students.

First Grade-Senior Buddies Homecoming 2018
Peg Bailey, Lower School Director

From first-grade/senior buddies to biddies, these Breck traditions are intentionally lived out and reflect the transformative and futures-oriented environment of Breck. 

Upper School Community Partnerships
Thomas Taylor, Upper School Director

Last week marked our students' first visit to their community partnership sites. While there, students engage in important work, which is a key element in forming the culture of Breck. 

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